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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,029 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Passat lights problems

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2002 Volkswagen Passat Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 252005

Passat 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,058 miles


My turn signals and hazard lights stopped working suddenly at 50058 miles, dealer would not do work under warranty (50K). Found that this part (hazard flasher switch/relay) was recalled on 2000-2002 VW golf, gti, and jetta. I have heard from other Passat owners online that this has been a common problem for Passat's too. VW needs to extend the recall to include. Driving the 45 miles to the dealership to have this part replaced on major interstates without blinkers drove home the danger involved with this defective part!

- Fairview, TN, USA

problem #1

Nov 282001

Passat 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I purchased my 2002 volks Passat gls. I have had nothing but problems with this vehicle. My radio quit, I had the speakers replaced twice, I had the heater blower motor replaced, I had the ignition coils replaced 3 times (recall), wv campaign (recall), sludge in the engine (recall), the right wheel tire hull reinforced (recall). I have talked with Volkswagen corporate office and have an active complaint number. Their customer service is terrible both at the corporate and dealer level. The Volkswagen dealer in auburn, wa is inept and has put the wrong oil in the my car 2 times. I would like volkwagen to buy-back my car or give me a life-time warranty on the car. Any ideas? there have been too many incidents to list just one. It has been an ongoing problem.

- Des Moines, WA, USA

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